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fast. chuck's up next with the daily rundown. take it away. >>> violence in libya. the u.s. ambassador and three others are killed as the consulate burns. in cairo, mobs tear down the u.s. flag. outrage over an obscure online video that is said to have denounced islam. the administration has embassies around the world in countries with large muslim populations on high alert. we're live in cairo. in a flash, though, this crisis turned political. on 9/11 no less. governor romney calls the u.s. response disgraceful, the obama campaign says they're shocked by his response. the mud slinging started before it was even kay break and before we knew how many u.s. officials had been killed. plus as president clinton stumps for president obama in florida, paul ryan releases new ads in his home state of wisconsin to keep his house seat. it's a busy day in political news, too. we'll try to cover it all. good morning from washington. it's wednesday, september 12th, this is the daily rundown. let's get to my first reads. a day that started with a campaign pause for sole almost remembrances on 9/11 en
, with shepard smith. >>shepard: breaking news in the coordinated attack on the united states consulate in libya and murder of the united states ambassador on 9/11. there is no apparent to it. he was absolutely murdered. lib al-libi -- libyan officials made an arrest. no one will confirm the information. u.s. officials tell fox to be "cautious," about reports of arrests. according to reuters, quoting libya's interior minister four men are in custody and under investigation suspected of helping events at the u.s. consulate. "helping." f.b.i. and others are on the ground in the early stages of the investigation. top priority here? find out whether the strike on the consulate was a planned assault by terrorists rather than a rampageing mob angry other antimuslim video. catherine is in washington, dc, first on the reported arrests. >> this afternoon, the intelligence community is trying to knock down the report. this question was put to the state department. i saw the press reports before i came down. i was not able to confirm them. obviously, it would be a good thing if we are moving forward on thi
those responsible for the death of the american ambassador to libya, let's go "outfront". >>> good evening i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight turmoil spading. protesters rising up in at least nine middle eastern countries today their target the united states. this is cairo tonight. you're looking at pictures here as you can see flames, molotov cocktails, hundreds of angry protesters amassed outside of the american embassy. security forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets to hold them out. even canada out of caution closed their embassy in cairo. a photo cairo, it's a chalk drawing on the ground of a jewish star of david with the words, i'll translate, remember your black day september 11th within in arabic. and it is beyond cairo tonight. anti-u.s. demonstrators clashed in front of u.s. embassies, in israel, sudan, iraq, iran and among muslims in kashmir. there's a call in iran for nationwide rallies tomorrow. it appears to be a backlash at least in part from a low budget anti-islamic film which was made in the united states, first posted on youtube in july and recently publiciz
to gaza, to yemen, to libya and morocco, a wave of anti-american anger that has cost the lives of ambassador chris stevens and three other americans, two of them former u.s. navy s.e.a.l.s. meanwhile, president obama spoke out about all of this on the campaign trail today. >>> people around the world, i want people to hear me, to all those who would do us harm, no act of terror will go unpunished. it will not dim the light of the values that we proudly present to the rest of the world. no act of violence shakes the resolve of the united states of america. >> secretary of state, hillary clinton, tonight paid tribute to the two security personnel killed alongside ambassador chris stevens. tyrone wood and glen dougherty. she said, this violence should shock people of all faiths and traditions. people of conscience and good will every we are must stand together against violence, hate and division. we have two reporters covering this story for us. arwa damon is in tripoli. ben wedeman is in cairo. let me go to arwa. you are in benghazi for us right now. what's the scene like there?
there tonight as they continue to be there day in and day out as the rage continues to spread. in libya, the remains of four americans kill during the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi returned to the andrews air force base this afternoon. president obama was there and he vowed to bring justice to the men who killed them. >> even as voices of suspicious and mistrust that seek to devid countries and cultures, the united states of america will never retreat from the world. >> four people have been arrested in libya what were on the scene of the attack, but the government says they are not linked to the murders. that investigation continues and we have a live report on that now. arwa damon is with me from benghazi tonight and i know you had a chance to go to the consulate there. what did you see? >> reporter: it was really quite chilling, horrifying to be walking through some of the buildings there just imagining what had transpired, taken place. they were all burnt. there was black soot covering the walls. ashes over some of the furniture, the chandeliers. there was debris all over
shocked to learn that chris stevens, our ambassador to libya, had been killed in an attack there, along with three other american diplomats, all murdered in what u.s. officials are now investigating as a possible terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11. while americans mourned, mr. romney saw a political opportunity. >> the administration was wrong to stand by a statement sympathizing with those who had breached our embassy in egypt instead of condemning their actions. in my view, a disgraceful statement on the part of our administration to apologize for american values. >> sympathizing with them all, apologizing for our values? this is rough talk and ugly stuff and president obama responded. >> there's a broader lesson to be learned here. governor romney has a tendency to shoot first and aim later and as president, one of the things i've learned is that you can't do that, that it's important for you to make sure that the statements that you make are backed up by the facts and that you've thought through the ramifications before you make them. >> do you think it was irresponsible? >
statement about the assassination of the american ambassador to libya. the president remains in command of the situation, and mitt romney apparently remains lost. >> foreign policy is back in the headlines. >> violent protests against the united states. >> four americans including our ambassador to libya have been killed. >> this morning romney used the tradgedyty to criticize the agenda. >> this is no time for politics. >> did the romney campaign jump the gun last night. >> it's disgraceful. >> it's disgraceful that the obama administration first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks. >> justice will be done. >> team romney has -- >> we shouldn't be on an apology tour. >> the original statements by the cairo embassy were long before. >> six hours before these protests even started. >> it suggests a level of desperation. >> the desperate reach by mitt romney. >> that makes him look a little bit out of touch. >> contracts and tone deaf. >> how did mitt romney get into this mess? >> he needs to be severely aggress
. libya's president says the attack was planned, but that's not what u.s. officials are saying. nbc's brian mooar has the latest. >> was the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya spontaneous, or did terrorists use protests over an antiislamic film as cover? >> opportunistic extremist elements came to the consulate as this was unfolding, they came with heavy weapons, which, unfortunately, are readily available in post revolutionary libya. >> reporter: libya's interim president said it was coordinated, but not by libyans. >> it was planned by foreigners, by people who -- who entered the country a few months ago. >> reporter: libyan officials have rounded up dozens of suspects. the fbi hopes to deliver a definitive answer on what happened but has been unable to reach the consulate in benghazi, because it's still too range rouse. waves from north africa to asia appear to be ebbing, but critics of current u.s. policy say protests are not the problem. they are a symptom. >> if we all decide to rally around the video as the problem, we'll make a serious mistake. >> reporter: israeli prime
they had nothing to add until the internal investigation is complete. >> bret: thank you. libya is not the only trouble spot for the president. chief white house correspondent ed henry tells us middle east powder keg many feel could explode. >> biden was supposed to be in florida focused on beating up romney on medicare -- >> i want to say, i want to say one thing -- >> he could not resist going off message to rush to president obama's defense. >> i want to tell you how proud i am to stand shoulder to shoulder with a guy who has done more for israel physical security than any president of eight i served with. >> that came the day that the president was on the phone with netanyahu who is in the united states instead of meeting him in person. a white house statement said they are in full agreement of a shared goal to prevent iran obtaining a nuclear weapon, it stopped short of agreal to the red line that he demanded thursday. >> where should a red line be drawn? right here. before, before iran completes a second stage of nuclear enrichment. >> romney pressured the president schedu
is one of the most famous people in uniform. >> also, our military and the fbi now on the hunt in libya for the killers of those four americans who died in our consultate. tonight, al-qaeda praising the death of u.s. ambassador are chris stevens and in citing others to go after troops. we witness the latest efforts to protect americans under threat. >> we begin with a fox you bent. urgent. brand new details on the surprise attack in afghanistan that killed two u.s. marines yesterday. here is what is key. and you will notice the trend here. we are now learning about 15 taliban insurgents stormed that base wearing u.s. army uniforms. at the post our marines share with the british forces. the international security assistance forces telling us the ambush was well equipped, well trained, well rehearsed. armed with automatic rifles and rocket propelled grenade launchers and suicide vests. attackers access the base airfield by breaching one point in the perimeter fence. organized into three teams now we know again they were dressed in our u.s. army uniforms. the insurgents targeting aircraft,
in lib libya. and former cia officer bob bayer. so you have new reporting now on the sat ttatus of the fbi investigation. >> so you understand when this happens and the fbi opens the vks o investigation one of the first thing they do is say, please request for us to get to the crime scene and request that we will have access to the crime scene and to any individuals that the libyans take into custody. while the fbi has made that request. what we found out today, while the fbi has finally made it to tripoli, they haven't been on the ground in bengazi. they deployed their personal to a lotication in the region. they have conducted interviews of personnel who were there at the time of the attack. they made a request that the crime scene be secured. as we know from reporting, the state department -- we don't know whether that request was put to the libyans and whether that was denied. official i spoke to said if we get there now it is not clear whether it will be of use to us. look, one of the things we have to do is question the individuals that the libyans have in custody to under
in the muslim world. >>> and new developments in the benghazi, libya, attack. four people now under arrest, all four victims now identified. good morning. welcome to "early start," i'm christine romans. >> and i'm brianna keilar. zoraida zam lynn and john berman are off. it's 5:00 in the east, so let's get started. >>> protests erupting overnight and with friday prayers ending in just one hour, u.s. embassies around the world are bracing for more. overnight, the anger and defiance that started wednesday over an anti-muslim movie made in the u.s. spreading to 11 countries from egypt to as far west as morocco and as far east as india. the worst of it in yemen, where at least five yemenis were killed as hundreds of protesters stormed the american embassy in sanaa. cars and bottles smashed, water cannons brought out to control this crowd. in egypt, where the violence first erupted three days ago, more clashes. protesters setting fires and the egyptian military deploying tanks to keep things calm. and in libya, news overnight that four people arrested in the murder of ambassador chris stevens and th
.s. diplomatic posts are undersiege right now after the killing of the united states ambassador in libya. so how dangerous is it now for americans abroad? also, as the u.s. moves to hunt down the killers, libyan authorities make at least one arrest. but was it a mob attack or something much more ominous? >>> and mitt romney's taking heat even from some republicans for his harsh criticism of president obama's foreign policy. is he ready to dial back or double down again? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> u.s. warships are moving toward libya today as president obama vows that no act of terror will go unpunished. his words. but in the grim aftermath of the u.s. consulate attack in libya which left the u.s. ambassador and three other americans dead, there are still serious questions as to which group was responsible. meantime, violent protests sparked by an anti-islamic film spreading across the muslim world today. in cairo, crowds have again gathered outside the u.s. embassy right now. they've been throwing rocks and fire bombs as police answer with tear gas. in yemen, police o
she is still waiting for answers while the fbi investigates four americans killing in benghazi, libya. our sources reveal that not single fbi investigators has set foot at the crime scene 15 days after the terrorist attack. and that the crime scene has still not been secured. those are just two headlines, two new pieces of information tonight. that is not all we're learning. cnn national security correspondent fran townsend joins us now. as we often mention, fran is a former white house homeland security adviser and a member of the security adviser committee and was recently in libya with her xworm, mccann drew & forbes. also with us, bob bear and we have the daily beast. you have new reporting. >> so you understand when this happens and the fbi opens the investigation one of the first thing is go to the state department and say, please request permission for to us enter the country, get to the crime scene, benghazi, and please request that we will have the security and the ability to do that, that we will have access to the crime scene, that we will have access to any individuals tha
fires and the egyptian military deploying tanks to keep things calm. and in libya news overnight that four people arrested in the murder of ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. this morning, we're learning of the identities of the other two americans killed in that attack, glen doherty and tyrone woods, former navy s.e.a.l.s who were acting as security. >> meantime this morning, more u.s. firepower has arrived, the president vowing all necessary steps to protect u.s. citizens around the world. and new information on the mysterious filmmaker who duped his cast and lit the match. we're covering this important story the way only cnn can. we're live in libya, egypt and washington, d.c. >>> we begin in cairo where a protestaged through the night. riot police carrying shields and batons rushing several hundred protesters. egypt's muslim brotherhood calling for demonstrations after friday prayers. similar calls for protest in iran and the gaza strip, and large protests expected in baghdad and iraq's second largest city basra, as well as amman, jorda
-- bring these extremists to justice and press on with the democracy and freedom that the people of libya deserve and have earned at great loss of blood and treasure. mr. lieberman: mr. president, i couldn't agree more with my friend from arizona. it would -- it would really dishonor the service of chris stevens and the three other americans who served us in libya if their murders by these extremists led us to retrench and pull out of libya and stop supporting the new libyan government, democratically elecd, pull out of other parts of the arab world. that would be exactly the opposite of what ambassador stevens devoted his life to. as i mentioned, inspired by his experience as a peace corps volunteer in morocco, devoted the rest of his life to service on america's behalf in the -- in the middle east. the last thing he would want this murder to do is to lead us to pull out, leave the area. and it would also be the fondest hope of the attackers, the extremists. why do that he tack? they attack to kill individual people but they really attk to, as i said before, push america out and create a
programs. i don't think a solution would involve the u.s. going libya and training people on the ground. that would be too politically sensitive. jordan was an option. there were plenty of different countries that could offer this in that regard. sorry. yes, one more point. ironically given everything we have discuss there had is a sensitivity within the international community of making the army too strong. i know, that sounds weird given everything we've been talking about. we're talking about a country where there has been no military or defense or no civilian oversight. and the chief of staff is doing an excellent job at the moment in terms of asserting authority given the limitation of the army. but at the same time there's no effective civilian way for that the. very quickly the issue of military. that's the biggest problem. we have people who have no experience. and the affairs they are assigned to. with the min stir of defense it has beened because he is [inaudible] he became a defense minister. you have the military itself. is the middle of the bureaucrats who don
/11. four americans were killed in libya including ambassador chris siebs and sean smith. foreign service information management officer. the names of the two others have not been r same time, egypt, angry mob stormed the u.s. embassy, tore down our flag and tried to replace it with a black flag with the words, "there is no god but god in muhammad is his messenger." greg palkot joins us now from london. explain to us, is there an al-qaeda link here? >> there could be al-qaeda link. experts are look at the possibility that this could have been attack by those in alliance with terror groups. as you noted, well regarded ambassador to libya for the united states chris stevens and three other american officials overnight in benghazi. rocket-propelled grenade, machine gun, setting the place on fire. the latest report say that the u.s. security officials struggled very hard to save the officials. steins ended up in the benghazi hospital. later, he was found dead. now officials are working at video from the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, number one in al-qaeda. ayman al-zawahiri. he admi
anything nice, say anything. [ laughter ] ♪ >> cenk: the ambassador of libya has been killed. when i woke up, i was furious. andd apparently so was the president. >> obama: we will not waiver to see that justice will be done and make no mistake, justice will be done. >> violence like this is no way to honor religion or faith. >> cenk: i'll tell you what, that story, though, is changing by the minute. some amazing details that might change the way you look at that story entirely coming up in just a minute. also, mitt romney might have destroyed his campaign on this issue. >> romney: possibly the administration was wrong to stand by its statements sympathizing for those who had reached our embassy in egypt. >> cenk: well, i tell you what, it's not just liberals but also conservatives ripping mitt romney on those statements. outrageous. we'll tell you all about it. then we'll talk about the movie and the crazy people behind it that started this whole mess in the first place. >> put your head between my thighs. >> cenk: it's a crazy movie. will i defend it or attack it. only one way to find o
, rose out of early protest against an anti-muslim film. all of this, despite reports from within libya and libya's president said the incident was a well planned, coordinated, per meditated attack on an unsupported unfortified consulate. coinciding with the september 11 attacks. we will be taking all of that up here tonight. with former deputy secretary deputy secretary of defense, president of the world bank, paul wolfowitz and john bolton and national security adviser k.t. mcfarland. for new hampshire governor and white house chief of staff and governor mitt romney, john sununu. the obama administration, at odds with the libyan government over the details of last week's attacks in benghazi. the white house, funding for nearly a week that the violence and the protests brendan got the muslim world is based solely on a entitle him it internet video and that the murders in libya were a spontaneous result of this process. >> the information, the best information on the best protection we have today is that in fact, this was not a pre-planned, premeditated attack. that would have been init
is libyan. he says he braves the regime's tank shells because his fight for libya compelled him to also fight. >> you know, as his tour in libya. you cannot say this is not freedom fighters. they want to be free of the government. i don't know why they watch. >> libya got nato's help. syria for now gets his. >> he has to -- >> the syrian regime blames foreign radicals trying to conger up fears of a takeover by islamist extremists. while he embraces religion, he dismisses extremism and al qaeda altogether. >> i'm only student. i left my money, my student, my family. not al qaeda. we're not coming to corrupt this country. we came here to help. >> reporter: there could be thousands of foreign fighters in syria. some radical. some not. while rebels may want battle harden the fighters here now, they may regret that when the extremists decide to stay, says one expert. >> i think we don't have any benefit in having them, but i think at this point because of their weaker weaponry and training and ability, they may need them to fight. if you assume the fighting is going to be finished, as in the
now!" the u.s. ambassador to libya has been killed along with three other embassy staff after protesters stormed a consular building, denouncing an american made film insulting the prophet mohammed. secrets and lies in the terror wars. and look how the bush white house was deaf to warnings ahead of the 9/11 attacks. >> one of the things that was most surprising to me during their years of reporting on this was the number of elements of the story that were advanced by governments around the world that ended up not being true. >> kurt eichenwald on his boat "500 days." and a whistleblower once jailed after revealing how ubs had helped americans evade taxes. >> today is a great day for whistleblowers, a great day for all the honest americans out there who work their job, pay their taxes, and today is a great day for tax fairness. today is a terrible day for big- time tax cheats. >> all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the u.s. ambassador to libya and three embassy staffers have been killed in an att
. oh, boy, oh, boy oh, boy. we'll bring up to date on the latest news, not just from libya but from around the country here and what's happening here in washington, d.c. i'll take your calls, of course, at 1-866-55-press. yes, what do you do when america is under attack, when an american ambassador is killed in a brutal senseless murder? well you attack the president of the united states and accuse him of siding with the terrorists. sarah palin no. mitt romney. how low can you go? man, that's going to dominate our talk this morning. first, let's take a little time out to get the latest, today's current news update from lisa ferguson joining us from los angeles. hi lisa. early good morning to you. >> hey bill, good morning everyone. we are seeing more political fallout this morning after statements from mitt romney took aim at president obama during the attacks in libya and cairo. tuesday night romney blamed president obama for sympathizing with the attackers and then he double downed on those claims again we
with reaction from the white house on the consolata tack in libya that killed u.s. ambassador, three american staffers and several libyan security officers. the president says he's done so much to help libya. >> at the height of the libyan revolution chris led our diplomatic post with characteristic skill, courage, and resolve, built partners ships with libyan revolution revolutionaries. >> this is an attack that should shock the conscience of all faiths arrange the world. we condemn in the strongest terms this senseless act of violence. >> the ambassador worked there after the fall of khadafy. it's believed that this and another attack in cairo are part of a protest against a low budget u.s. film that is viewed by some as offensive to islam. president obama ordered that flags be flown at half staff above government buildings and military posts around the world. that order will remain in place as a tribute to chris and his staffers until /he set the sunsets on sunday. alex, you've talked with him who remembered him well. he went to school here. >>reporter: everyone has high prays for the am
committee on the developments in libya, egypt and elsewhere in the middle east. we're learning identity of another american killed during that consulate attack in libya at that took the life of ambassador chris stooerevens. he's former navy s.e.a.l. glenn daughtry. he served in iraq and afghanistan. on the ground today more u.s. embassies under siege. the latest in yemen where protestors stormed the embassy, burned the american flag. in egypt security forces have been clashing much of the day with anti-american demonstrators while off the coast of libya, u.s. navy ships have now moved into place. there are warnings across the middle east of massive new demonstrations outside u.s. embassies friday, tomorrow. officials are urging americans to stay off the streets. in the past hour president obama issued a new warning. >> i want people around the world to hear me, to all those that would do us harm, no act of terror will go unpunished. it will not dim the light of the values that we proudly present to the rest of the world. no act of violence shakes the resolve of the united states of amer
chris stevens and the three other americans killed this week in libya. >> we welcome home for the final time, ambassador chris stevens, mr. sean smith, mr. glen doherty and mr. tyrone woods. >> to the families of our fallen colleagues, i offer our most heartfelt condolences and deepest gratitude. >> they didn't simply embrace the american ideal, they lived it. they embodied it. the courage. the hope. and yes, the idealism. that fundamental american belief that we can leave this world a little better than before. that's who they were. and that's who we are. >> four men are now under arrest for tuesday's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate. we'll get to what's happening in the middle east in a minute. first let's bring in former ambassador mark ginsberg who knew ambassador stevens we know the intelligence community is very small, so we're sorry for your life. >> thank you. the fact of the matter is the foreign service and all of us who have served in the past in the diplomatic service and who knew chris from the time -- he was teaching english in morocco in the peace corp. w
adviser committee and was recently in libya with her xworm, mccann drew & forbes. also with us, bob bear and we have the daily beast. you have new reporting. >> so you understand when this happens and the fbi opens the investigation one of the first thing is go to the state department and say, please request permission for to us enter the country, get to the crime scene, benghazi, and please request that we will have the security and the ability to do that, that we will have access to the crime scene, that we will have access to any individuals that the libyans take into custody. none of that has -- while the fbi has made that request, we found out from senior law enforcement officials, while the fbi has made it to tripoli, they never made it to benghazi. >> haven't been on the ground in benghazi? >> no, they have no. the fbi has finally made it to tripoli, they haven't been on the ground in bengazi. they deployed their personal to a location in the region. they have conducted interviews of personnel who were there at the time of the attack. they've not been able to get -- gotten as far
ordered or less since the resources to support security in libya. it credited to estimate the arm and the ambassador to the had been ill and had ties. he was born in northern california and pulled up in piedmont. his undergraduate degree came to berkeley and went to moscow at uc hastings college in 1989. it happened tuesday. gunman charged consulate as of 5 to the building. protesters were and go over from the road to the slums profit the fund was promoted by an american. >>> and make all of people angry. because we will >>> the turned on the american flag and replace it with an american ba >>> obama just came up with in a statement strongly condemning these attacks >>> is still unclear whether there could killed as part of an attack in the city. you do the and that's the closely question much as a heat i did he was the key to the academy he was a fraternity brother of mine. he was acquitted by a guy and very intelligent. we're talking about quist and all the wonderful things that he has done. i'm shocked and you read the story is so this one of his home. >>> of this hundred and w
in libya. this is a picture of the plane that brought the bodies back to the united states. back to their families. both the president and secretary of state will speak at the ceremonies and family members will be present. u.s. ambassadors chris stevens, foreign service information management officer sean smith. and former navy seal tyrone jones and glen doerty were providing security for ambassador smith were all killed in tuesday's attack in benghazi, libya. meantime angry protests spread today throughout the muslim world including jerusalem and the west bank along gaza. u.n. peacekeepers were also attacked by protesters. no casualties reported. in tunisia protesters stormed the u.s. embassy setting fires and battling with tunisian security forces. two people were killed. another 29 injured. in all protests broke out today in at least 17 nations from north africa across the middle east to indonesia. all the demonstrators voicing outrage against that film made in the united states that ridicules the prophet mohammed. nbc's jim maceda is in that country. we hope to have him join
that surprise assault on the u.s. consulate in libya. the ambassador and three other americans killed. who did it? is al queda striking again? unveiled. will the new iphone create american jobs? and what was the big idea inside the brand-new phone? >>> and, fast cash -- think robin hood meets al capone. a bank robbery suspect in a high speed chase tosses money out of the window as stunned bypassers scramble in the path of police. >>> good evening. as we are coming on the air we are learning a lot more about that surprise assault on the u.s. consulate in libya. americans were under attack for five hours and today, four of them are dead, including the u.s. ambassador to libya, the dedicated chris stevens, and here at home flags flying half staff in their honor as tonight embassies around the world have been put on alert warned against demonstrations and violent attacks, particularly these seven on the map. seven u.s. embassies. u.s. marines rushed to libya. who did this and did al qaeda play a role? our team is out covering this story across the country and across the middle east tonight and abc
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